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Man accused in murder of ex-girlfriend outside Sheffield Village McDonald’s pleads not guilty

Updated: May. 20, 2022 at 9:00 AM EDT
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LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - The man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend outside McDonald’s pleaded not guilty Friday morning in the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas.

James Kimbrough III is facing charges of aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault, having weapons under disability, violating a protection order and tampering with evidence, according to court records.

Authorities allege Kimbrough shot and killed Milenna Lopez, 24, on Jan. 6 in the parking lot of the McDonald’s on Detroit Road in Sheffield Village.

Milenna Lopez
Milenna Lopez (woio)

He was arrested April 16 at a duplex on Shaffer Drive in Lorain following a months-long manhunt.

Lopez, a manager at the McDonald’s, was on a break and heading to her vehicle when police said Kimbrough later shot her.

Kimbrough is being held without bond in connection to previous cases filed against him.

He is due back in court June 9 for a pretrial.

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